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professional experience

2013-2014 Student at the Science Without Borders exchange program 2013 Event planner and fund raiser of a student project of social design 2012-2013 Undergraduate research on formal analogies between Antoni GaudĂ­ and Oscar Niemeyer

personal information

softwares known Sketchup Pro Sketchbook Pro Artlantis (render) AutoCAD Adobe CS6 Microsoft Office

social works An architecture student that found her true passion in product and furniture design and left her university in Brazil for a one year exchange program in the UK to study what she is really keen on. I am a determined person, eager to create innovative and efficient ideas whether working individually or in a team. My main interest is in studying human-centred and sustainable design as well as manufacture techniques. Currently, I am looking for a summer placement in a product or furniture design company to work preferably with design, however, marketing is also taken into consideration.

2013 Social design student group 2008-2011 Cultural activities, clothes donations and construction of dwellings in shantytowns.

languages spoken Native Portuguese Fluent English Fluent Spanish Basic French Basic Catalan


latest works

bend

sketches

odyssey

voo


bend Second year product brief for Innovation and New Product Development module at De Montfort University

The brief asked for a mobile designed to be used in 5 years time. The solution I came up with aims to set a humanizing technology for the elderly, who are not used to current technologies when compared to the younger generations. A study of ergonomy and flexible materials was made to create a simple, adaptable and aesthetical product.


83% Reference

How many elderly people have mobile phones in UK?

75 +

65-74 years old

83%

years old

59%

Nokia 888 is a creative concept design which offers a range of possibilities of the OFCOM (2012)

59%


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item no.

part number.

material

qty.

1

rings

graphene

4

2

edges

bioplastic

4

3

screen

graphene

1

4

button

aluminium

1

5

back

memory foam

3

4

5

mobile concept design designed by: Beatriz Figueiredo

project title: mobile phone design

ID number: p13191326

drawing no: block 1A

date: 10 December 2013

number of sheets: 1/1

revision number: 1

total sheets: 1

company: De Montfort Uni checked by: Dr. E. Pei


sketches Second year product brief for Advanced Visual Communication module at De Montfort University

The brief aimed to develop our sketching skills in Scketchbook Pro Software


odyssey work in progress of Advanced Visual Communication module at De Montfort University

The assignment is to design an innovative stool that stands out from the existing ones. Based on Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre, work of Zaha Hadid, I am developing a quite big and dramatic piece of furniture, which justifies the name Odyssey.


voo Workshop “Arms, Wings and Mechanical Things” (dr. Anthony Viscardi, professor of Lehigh University. Third year of Architecture at FAUUSP. Other members: Alexandre Lins and Vinícius Greter

The activity was consisted of three steps. The first one, animal movements and possible geometrizations of their joints were studied. Secondly, a device was developed, which was capable of reproducing the analyzed movement of the step 1. Finally, architectonic structures were created in groups by combining each member’s results in step 2. The flutter of a puffin led to a mechanism moved by a string and, when combined with the openings and closings of a sensitive plant and a snake attack, resulted in a wavy and symmetric structure, also inspired by the Museum of Modern Arte of Milwaukee, designed by Santiago Calatrava.


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